bushing

[ boo sh-ing ]
/ ˈbʊʃ ɪŋ /

noun

Electricity. a lining for a hole, intended to insulate and protect from abrasion one or more conductors that pass through it.
Machinery.
  1. a replaceable thin tube or sleeve, usually of bronze, mounted in a case or housing as a bearing.
  2. a replaceable hardened steel tube used as a guide for various tools or parts, as a drill or valve rod.

Origin of bushing

First recorded in 1785–95; bush2 + -ing1

Definition for bushing (2 of 3)

Origin of bush

1
before 1000; Middle English busshe, Old English busc (in place-names); cognate with Dutch bos wood, German Busch, Old Norse buskr bush

Related forms

bush·less, adjectivebush·like, adjective

Definition for bushing (3 of 3)

bush

2
[ boo sh ]
/ bʊʃ /

noun

a lining of metal or the like set into an orifice to guard against wearing by friction, erosion, etc.

verb (used with object)

to furnish with a bush; line with metal.

Origin of bush

2
1560–70; < Middle Dutch bussche; see box1
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British Dictionary definitions for bushing (1 of 4)

bushing

/ (ˈbʊʃɪŋ) /

noun

another word for bush 2 (def. 1)
an adaptor having ends of unequal diameters, often with internal screw threads, used to connect pipes of different sizes
a layer of electrical insulation enabling a live conductor to pass through an earthed wall, etc

British Dictionary definitions for bushing (2 of 4)

Bush

/ (bʊʃ) /

noun

George . born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981–89): 41st president of the US (1989–93)
his son, George W (alker). born 1946, US Republican politician; 43rd president of the US (2001–09)

British Dictionary definitions for bushing (3 of 4)

bush

1
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun


adjective

verb

Word Origin for bush

C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse buski, Old High German busc, Middle Dutch bosch; related to Old French bosc wood, Italian bosco

British Dictionary definitions for bushing (4 of 4)

bush

2
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun

Also called (esp US and Canadian): bushing a thin metal sleeve or tubular lining serving as a bearing or guide

verb

to fit a bush to (a casing, bearing, etc)

Word Origin for bush

C15: from Middle Dutch busse box, bush; related to German Büchse tin, Swedish hjulbōssa wheel-box, Late Latin buxis box 1
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Idioms and Phrases with bushing

bush

see beat around the bush; beat the bushes for; bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.


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